Dairy Free Key Lime Pie

I had a bag of key limes that I needed to use so I thought the most logical vehicle for them was a key lime pie. At the time I didn’t realize it’d be such an adventure since it sounds simple enough. I substituted coconut milk and agave nectar for the sweetened condensed milk and ended up with a key lime custard in a gluten free “graham” cracker crust. Oops. I tried again tonight by first reducing down two cans of coconut milk with agave. It turned out beautifully even though I have half a cup of condensed coconut milk left over. I’m sure I can find some use for it. šŸ™‚

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

2 13.5 oz cans coconut milk
1/2 cup agave nectar

Pour coconut milk and agave nectar into a medium saucepot on medium heat. Simmer, stirring often, until reduced by half (takes about an hour). Let cool.

Dairy Free Key Lime Pie

1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed coconut milk
1/2 cup key lime juice (12-15 limes)
2 tsp key lime zest
5 egg yolks
1 unbaked graham cracker crust (or gluten free graham cracker crust)

Preheat oven to 350* F. In mixing bowl, add sweetened condensed coconut milk, key lime juice and lime zest. Blend with mixer on medium until well combined. Add one egg yolk at a time to the bowl while continuing to mix. Once all the egg yolks are incorporated, pour the pie filling into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the center is set up. Allow to cool on wire rack before refrigerating. Best served chilled.

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About The Objective Nutritionist

The Objective Nutritionist is a human nutrition graduate student with many food allergies and sensitivities. She enjoys creating and sharing great tasting recipes that fit her lifestyle, discussing food related topics, and educating people on how best to meet their individual nutritional needs from an evidence based perspective.
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2 Responses to Dairy Free Key Lime Pie

  1. Katie says:

    this didn’t turn out… never hardened. Is the recipe missing cornstarch?

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